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Shell Facility (3462), St. Rose

Releases of 1,3-Butadiene

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release
81720, 81957, 83713

7-84 (OL-5 Ground Falre, FG-101); 6-84 (OL-5 Elevated Flare, FE-101); 1-90 (GO-1 Elevated Flare, FE602); 3-84 (Utilities East Flare, FE 501)
Cause: Due to shutdown and damages associated with Hurricane Katrina


Notes: The most significnt point source emissions were from the Elevated flare. The report does not include emissions from tanks, HCU Flare, Emergency Bypass Outfall and other equipment that was previously reported.
29,849.0 pounds
No LDEQ Reported

St. Rose Flare
Cause: Electrical power dip which led to a pump shutdown and causing the de-salter to overpressure resulting in a pressure relief valve opening up and material vented to the flare

Followup: No

Notes: Pump restarted. Improvements to power supply are current project
0.0 pounds